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Challenge: Landscape in Portrait Orientation (Advanced Editing IV*)
Collection: A+ Prints
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Location: Niskayuna, NY
Date: Oct 31, 2006
Aperture: 16
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/2 sec
Galleries: Landscape, Water
Date Uploaded: Oct 31, 2006

Postchallenge: Thank you all very much for the lovely surprise of my first blue ribbon. Since landscapes in portrait mode is my favorite way to shoot landscapes, this is a very special ribbon for me!

Also, it's special since it is one from close to home, in one of my favorite places. This is the Mohawk river as viewed from Niskayuna, which is 50-75 feet below me (on my left is a cliff).

Thanks again!

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 308
Avg (all users): 7.7094
Avg (commenters): 8.6061
Avg (participants): 7.4699
Avg (non-participants): 7.8411
Views since voting: 23978
Views during voting: 478
Votes: 234
Comments: 105
Favorites: 117 (view)


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04/05/2009 04:57:34 PM
Excellent!!!
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04/05/2009 03:37:31 PM
I like this!
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01/07/2009 12:36:22 AM
You've forced me into making you a favorite photographer because of masterpieces like this.
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06/09/2007 12:44:50 PM
Funny.. Stunning is the word that I said when I saw this pic..
Adding to my favorites
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11/22/2006 08:51:16 AM
Wonderful place and stunning colors! :)
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11/14/2006 09:12:13 AM
Neal,
Great picture. I thought I recognized the place.
Your neighbor,
Larry
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11/14/2006 08:57:03 AM
At first glance I thought this was taken on Peebles Island. After reading your description I see I was pretty close, only maybe 10 miles away! Congrats on the blue ribbon, fellow upstate NY'er :)
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11/14/2006 01:28:32 AM
Neil, congratulations! this is an awesome image. Love it!
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11/13/2006 09:12:21 PM
Sure was a mess to get on the site the night this one, Neil! Sorry for the delay. A real beauty! Many congrats on your BLUE!!!
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11/12/2006 05:16:03 AM
i think i clicked on this image like 30 times since it is on the winning list :)
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11/12/2006 05:13:59 AM
wait for me Niskayuna, NY, you're definitely in my list.
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11/11/2006 09:58:30 PM
Beautiful beyond words. Congratulations on the ribbon.
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11/11/2006 04:55:07 PM
Beautiful, beautiful capture. congrats
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11/11/2006 03:56:41 AM
Congratulations! What a beautiful, image.. This is my moon river dream fantasy find exactly like I have visioned... So there is a river for me to find out there somewhere with the moon over head and lovely surroundings...

All but this one was hit at the right time, the right moment, by the right person for a outcome as this...

Blue ribbon well deserved...
The colors are so rich and warm yet cool too... mmmm its fall...
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11/10/2006 12:58:03 PM
Way to go Neil. not a 1, 2, or 3 proving even the dumbest voters know greatness.
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11/09/2006 02:48:33 PM
This is absolutely gorgeous! (Teach my your secrets to post processing sometime.) Congrats on a well deserved BLUE!
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11/09/2006 02:14:01 PM
Very beautiful photograph, congrats on winning the blue ribbon!
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11/09/2006 10:52:30 AM
Breathtaking - how on earth is everything so saturated with color without getting artifacts/noise? GREAT SHOT would have gotten a 10 from me.
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11/09/2006 02:56:57 AM
love the hues here, they all compliment eachother well here , leaves match sky and the river almost appears as a stream or creek at first glance. I had no idea thats a cliff on the left. More like a bank, but I see the depth now.

Message edited by author 2006-11-09 02:59:25.
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11/09/2006 12:35:34 AM
Congrats on an awesome shot Neil!
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11/08/2006 10:41:57 PM
It's been a long time since I have heard of Niskayuna! I lived in Saratoga Springs from 1989 to 1992! That is such a great area. Congrats on your win!
JD Anderson
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11/08/2006 10:40:19 PM
Neil, congratulations on the blue ribbon! This is a beautiful capture. Very nicely presented.
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11/08/2006 10:12:26 PM
Simply beautiful Neil. Outstanding vision to capture such a perfect moment! If you look up composition and execution in the dictionary, this photo should be the only entry.
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11/08/2006 09:30:05 PM
Magnificant!!! Awesome!!! Wow!!! Beautiful!!!
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11/08/2006 09:26:15 PM
Stunning shot. Congratulations on your well-deserved blue. I love the POV and colors.
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11/08/2006 04:55:15 PM
Congrats Neil,
This was one of the first pics that came up while voting. Figured it would be at or near the top.
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11/08/2006 04:49:22 PM
Congratulations on the blue. Magnificent composition and wonderful colors.
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11/08/2006 04:44:05 PM
Congratulations on your Blue!! Spectacular Shot!!
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11/08/2006 04:29:40 PM
When I first saw this challenge announced, I knew you'd be up near the top of the rankings! Congrats on the blue! :)
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11/08/2006 04:01:08 PM
Great shot Neil. The foreground really makes it. Congrats on your first BLUE. Well done.
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11/08/2006 03:40:27 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon, this is truly a stunning shot. I have never seen a shot without 1's, 2's and 3's, guess the trolls just had to vote nice, good for them :) and this shot deserves what it got.
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11/08/2006 02:21:49 PM
Beautiful photograph, congrats on your ribbon!
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11/08/2006 01:08:26 PM
Congrats on a well-deserved and long-overdue blue!
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11/08/2006 11:47:18 AM
Congrats! Beautiful color and landscape. Thanks for the emil...I'm learning.
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11/08/2006 11:42:48 AM
Congrats and well done the color is amazing
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11/08/2006 11:25:07 AM
Congrats on your first blue, so well deserved!
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11/08/2006 10:50:10 AM
Congrats on your blue. Great shot, well deserved.
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11/08/2006 10:07:10 AM
Hey.... Congrats! Nice to see an Albay guy on the front page.
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11/08/2006 09:39:37 AM
Amazing photo! WOW!!! I'm really happy that my top choice won. Congrats!
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11/08/2006 09:09:19 AM
Super work, Neil! Congratulations!
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11/08/2006 08:14:05 AM
congrats on the blue !!

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11/08/2006 07:48:09 AM
Congratulations on your first blue ribbon! This is simply a gorgeous image. You say it's your favorite way to shoot landscapes, and I can see why! You have a great eye for composition.
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11/08/2006 06:38:28 AM
Awesome picture Neil! Congratulations
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11/08/2006 06:36:21 AM
Nice work. Well done.
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11/08/2006 06:12:01 AM
yeah. simply fantastic photo, just like mine :-)
BIG congratz on your win.
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11/08/2006 05:47:53 AM
Now isn't that just a perfect landscape?
Perfectly composed and the luxurious colours really do make this stand out as the obvious blue. Congratulations
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11/08/2006 04:57:40 AM
Congrats on this beautiful picture and the ribbon :o)
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11/08/2006 04:22:04 AM
AWESOME, Neil! Congratulations on your--- WHAH? Your first Blue?? Long overdue, my friend. You're one of the best.
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11/08/2006 03:44:23 AM
The leading lines are truly amazing, congratulations on your blue!
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11/08/2006 03:35:23 AM
Wowsers Neil! I am totally with graphicfunk. The foreground bushes and those leaves just reach out and grab you, and then this dead solid comp, and those lines, and the tones and color, ...just takes your eyes and draws you in, and in, and in, chasing that suhweet! vanishing point. A totally awesome, and very well deserved blue. I just can't believe you havn't already got one :-)Congrats! and Well done.
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11/08/2006 03:23:37 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon, one of the most deserved blue ever.
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11/08/2006 02:58:54 AM
BRAVO!!!!!!!!!!
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11/08/2006 01:40:34 AM
Interesting voting pattern - no 1s, 2s, or 3s! That's awesome!
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11/08/2006 01:36:24 AM
Congratulatons on a stunning image. I gave it a 10!!!
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11/08/2006 01:23:11 AM
Is this a beauty or what? The leafs begin the trip as the eyes wind down that river to soothing vanishing point. Neil, this is certainly one of your very best. A big hearty congratulations on capturing this Blue!
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11/08/2006 01:09:53 AM
Wow! Thats awesome! Congrates!
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11/08/2006 01:08:16 AM
Congrats on the ribbon. Beautiful shot!
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11/08/2006 01:07:52 AM
Neil! CONGRATULATIONS! Good thing you won, otherwise the screen would be a mess. This is just perfect.
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11/08/2006 01:04:12 AM
nice lens, nice shot, spectacular editing, wonderful win, congrats.
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11/08/2006 01:01:44 AM
Congrats Neil! It's weird that I totally called you getting a ribbon in this. (well, not that weird)
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11/08/2006 12:45:16 AM
gawd this is amazing, i love how striking the colors are. congrats on the blue!
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11/08/2006 12:35:35 AM
Congrats on the ribbon :) A splendid shot
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/07/2006 08:56:32 AM
Very picturesque
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11/07/2006 08:53:39 AM
nothing to say, 10!
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11/06/2006 10:40:05 PM
Very pretty.
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11/06/2006 09:48:23 PM
even better than a watercolor(painting)
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11/06/2006 03:15:00 PM
great shot well done
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11/06/2006 01:55:58 PM
Brilliant!
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11/05/2006 11:54:29 PM
just love your picture... you will get a ribbon for sure...
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11/05/2006 10:24:18 AM
definitely 10
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11/05/2006 12:58:11 AM
Beautiful color, but I don't see much in the way of vertical lines.
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11/04/2006 10:40:21 PM
I'm speechless! This is just so beautiful. If this doesn't win the blue, I'm throwing rotten eggs at DPC. I wonder if this has HDR work - if so, it's a great use of the technology. In any case, I'd like to know how this image was done. But outside of technical stuff, it is just a great composition, so clear, yet it has such softness to it. WOW. 11 from me (if there were an 11).
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11/04/2006 09:12:44 PM
This is beautiful.
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11/04/2006 07:08:31 PM
WoW!! 10 and a fave. My top pick.
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11/04/2006 05:33:12 PM
WOW the right time the right place love it 9
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11/04/2006 08:26:10 AM
Nicely composed riverscape. Captures the feeling of fall using a somewhat surrealistic presentation. The detail in the delicate branches and foreground leaves are its strongest characteristics. Though the bright area in the center of the sky adds drama to the composition it is a bit over exposed. You might want to try toning that down a bit to see how that looks. The right side riverback seems a bit "busy" with its great amount of detail. Perhaps adding a little blur on just that area would soften its overcluttered look. Overall this is a very, very nice shot.
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11/04/2006 05:04:13 AM
Wonderful, it looks like a painting. I really like the leaves at the bottom and the reflections on the river. Very nice composition and colors.
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11/03/2006 10:37:56 PM
This is really pretty and calming. I like looking at the different colors and stages of Fall.
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11/03/2006 09:27:55 PM
lovely crispness all the way through the image...excellent tones and mood...good luck with this, I hope it does well for you
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11/03/2006 06:25:58 PM
The colors, the reflection, the foreground interest, and the absolutely stunning composition make this photo a 10 in my book.
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11/03/2006 05:59:25 PM
absolutely beautiful with the plant in the front leading to similar colors at the end of the photo.
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11/03/2006 04:51:37 PM
Stunning shot. Lonely, cold and vivid!! Nice one.
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11/03/2006 04:35:15 PM
something interesting in every part of the frame -- one of my ribbon picks
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11/03/2006 01:22:47 PM
I love it. Beautifully done.
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11/03/2006 11:32:15 AM
Beautiful colors and wonderfully composed. May be just a tad oversharpened for my taste, but that seems to be a no win situation these days. Still, it's a great shot.
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11/03/2006 08:03:14 AM
one of my fav images of the contest! Brilliant.
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11/03/2006 07:50:18 AM
Back to comment and bump: This image is a real pleasure to look at. I would not be surprised to see it with a ribbon after rollover. 10
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11/03/2006 03:35:35 AM
excellent composition, brilliant colors, very good detail. frame adds to the picture. Title works well, looks like a painting. 10
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11/03/2006 12:54:58 AM
the sky looks a little too burnt. the leaves in the fg are stunning. the water looks beautiful. I love it except for the sky.
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11/03/2006 12:09:27 AM
Fantastic! It's magical. The lighting is so special. 10
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11/02/2006 11:33:33 PM
Everything just fits perfectly into the frame, which is an accomplishment since it's very busy.
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11/02/2006 04:46:03 PM
This is probably my favorite of the challenge. It has more than just one level of interest. In the foreground are those glorious red leaves, then the water and the reflected sky, then the sunset in the background, with more color and texture. Stunning work. I'd be proud to hang this on my wall. 10
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11/02/2006 09:49:58 AM
A perfect one!!!
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11/02/2006 09:25:16 AM
nice execution.
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11/02/2006 08:00:16 AM
wow great shot ,,,,,, love it hope for ribbon good luck 10
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11/01/2006 11:39:36 PM
Very well done. DOF, focus and colors all come together to make this stand out.
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11/01/2006 11:35:32 PM
Wonderful shot. Love the colors, the dark feel. Adding to favs (10)
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11/01/2006 09:39:57 PM
Really interesting compostion and colors.
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11/01/2006 06:07:12 PM
10 best one here IMO. Yes, even better then mine
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11/01/2006 05:15:27 PM
Great job with providing interest from front to back. Good luck!
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11/01/2006 02:11:00 PM
Nice shot, 8
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11/01/2006 08:33:12 AM
very very good use of the light here.. looks great!
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11/01/2006 07:25:42 AM
wow, straight 10, just fantastic. I wish I could do something remotely like that
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11/01/2006 03:17:22 AM
That's sweet :-) My kinda tonalities... I'd like to see the dirt lower left burned in a bit. There's a certain blobbiness to the deeper blue center top that's distracting, and a cyan cast to the brightest area. But overall very strong shot, and excellent use of extreme DOF.
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11/01/2006 02:05:01 AM
Beautiful!
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